Free protection to sexual assault victims: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court, while observing the situation of Uttar Pradesh where witnesses of sexual assault and victims also were being killed in many cases, asked the cops to provide free protection to the sexual assault victims so that this situation does not arise in Maharashtra.


Therefore, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police of Mira Bhayander Vasai -Virar Commissionerate was directed to take the immediate action to provide the protection to the sexual assault victims and witnesses till further order.

This decision was taken by the division bench while it was hearing the plea filed by a woman who was forcibly put in prostitution along with her three sisters and four other minor girls.

Now, the further hearing is posted to April 26.

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